Robert Powers

Sunday, September 30, 2001

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Robert Henry Powers, 73, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff.

Powers was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Sedalia, Mo., son of Henry Raymond and Ellen Marie Gehlken. He and Maurine Avis Bushey were married on Feb. 28, 1948 in Sedalia. She died April 23, 1973. He and Mildred Riney Walker were married on Sept. 23, 1977, in Puxico.

Suvivors include his wife; a daughter, Linda Faye Powers of Sedalia; a brother, Marvin Powers of Sedalia; and a sister, Katheryn Bell of Warsaw, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Friends may call at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home at Puxico after 5 p.m. today.

Funeral will be later today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Elders Ernie Cate, Jerry Park and Don Adams will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia with burial to follow.

Powers had lived in Sedalia and High Ridge, Mo., until moving to Puxico in 1989. He was a retired mechanic and had worked 42 years with the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was a member of the Wappapello Lions Club and the Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Puxico.